If someone told you there would be joy in recovery, you might have given them a second hard look to see if they were serious. In fact, joy is serious business in recovery. It takes commitment to break free from addiction. Recovery is a time to celebrate living a happier life. Take these tips with you as you explore the little known joys of being sober.
See the Solutions
One of the best ways to transition to sober living with joy is to see the positive solutions in front of you. If you make the mistake of reflecting on your past in a negative way, you might fixate on the difficulties rather than celebrate the victories. Every person in recovery deserves happiness. This takes reflection, self-inquiry and mindfulness to re-establish your core values, find fulfilling relationships and rediscover the beautiful joys on the journey.
Find a Guide
If you want to be happy in recovery, find a guide. Seek a source that will provide some meaningful purpose to your everyday life. When you seek a higher power, it is easier to let go of things you cannot control and find the joy in everyday moments. This can also help you:
- Rediscover a sense of purpose and self-worth
- Develop personal moral and ethical belief systems
- Establish a sense of connection to spirituality
- Discover renewed focus on fun and humor for healing
Laugh it Up
When you commit to laughter, it can be very healing. Find some friends with whom you can just let it all out and have a great time. Spending time laughing, being goofy and finding ways to enjoy life is one of the best ways to beat addiction at its own game. Addiction by nature wants to take everything away from you, including humor and laughter. If you want to be happy in recovery and find joy, seek out sources of laughter including movies, television shows and spending time with loved ones. Addiction recovery can be a peaceful, joyful journey. Even when the ebb and flow of life takes a downturn and you find yourself struggling, there can still be joy in the moment. Each moment, give thanks for what you have. Think about where you were just hours, days, weeks, and months ago. Now, you are here and you are working towards being healthy. Gratitude is a great side effect of addiction recovery and one you are sure to take with you as you move forward in your journey.
Oceanside provides individualized care plans in our recovery community in a serene, beautiful location. We founded our program on the principle of providing a premier recovery program with the best care and opportunity for success. We will help guide you towards healing and moving forward with your recovery. Call us to find out how we can help you get started: 877-279-1777